The Fremantle Biennale is a biennial festival of site-responsive contemporary art. Our largely free program engages diverse audiences, and reveals, interrogates and celebrates the cultural, social and historical distinctiveness of the Fremantle (Walyalup) region.


The Fremantle Biennale provides a platform for artist-led art and ideas, and is recognised for commissioning and presenting innovative and thought provoking contemporary culture from Australia and the world.



Founded in 2016 by Swiss-West Australian Artist, Tom Mùller, in partnership with the City of Fremantle's Arts & Culture Manager, Pete Stone, and Public Art Coordinator, Corine Van Hall, the Fremantle Biennale was created to expand artistic and cultural programming within Fremantle.



The Fremantle Biennale acknowledges the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation where our office is located, as well as all Custodians of Country throughout all lands, waters and territories. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and future.


The next Fremantle Biennale will take place from 5 – 21 November 2021.


Previous Festivals

HIGH TIDE - 2017
UNDERCURRENT - 2019



Fremantle Biennale Inc. 27981489421 is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission
Member of The Chamber of Arts and Culture Western Australia
Listed on the Directory of Biennials